The G5C features the following:
- Hair Fibers imported from Japan
- Great backbone. The stiffer Japanese hair gives you backbone more similar to natural hair than nearly any synthetic.
- Ultra soft tips, even softer than the G5A.
- First FAN shape knot in the G5 lineup. This allows for the most splay of the G5 lineup too.
- Fan shape allows for minimal glue bump
- Retains water in a more efficient manner than traditional synthetics (consistent throughout the G5 lineup)
NOTE: These knots contain and inherently shorter height (approx. 65mm) compared to other synthetics (68mm). Keep this in mind when setting the knot, you'll need a slightly more shallow hole!
Base Diameter: 24mm (± 0.5 - 1mm)
After writing to Andrew and having him recommend this knot I had high hopes. Well, the reality has met the expectations. This is quickly becoming one of my favorites. Enough backbone to efficiently pick up soap and then generate a beautiful lather. Soft enough for excellent, comfortable, face lathering. Highly recommended.
I did not personally use this knot. It was for a brush handle I turned for my grandson. He has never used a brush before but from all reports he loved it. He converted me to head shaving now I'm trying to convert him to DE shaving. So far, so good.
There is a lot of subjectivity in describing a shave knot but I can truly say the combination of softness splay backbone and facefeel really come together with this knot. In my top three for synthetics.
I am really enjoying this knot. It has all the best features of a high quality badger knot with the all the best qualities of an excellent grade synthetic. If you are an animal hair user and want to explore synthetics. Then take a look at this. I will happily recommend this to anyone. Thanks again AP for a good knot.
While I prefer bulb knots, this knot is awesome and has all the attributes I love! With a 50mm loft, this knot loads and whips soap faster than all my other name-brand brushes. I’m talking noticeably and significantly faster! I love it as much as my G5B and Faux Boar knots